How does cpanel web hosting operate?
For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the contemporary webspace hosting market are furnished by a very insignificant marketing niche (when it comes to annual money flow) dubbed hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which provides a big amount of different web hosting brand names, yet providing exactly the same thing: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everyone. Why? Due to the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the hosting offerings on the entire site hosting market offer one and the very same thing: cPanel. There's no diversity at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are similar. Quite similar. Giving those in need of a top web hosting service almost no other webspace hosting platform/website hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is merely one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2 percent! Less than two percent, remark that one...
200,000 "web page hosting service providers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely labeled
The web hosting "diversity" and the hosting "offers" Google presents to all of us come down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are merely an average person who's not very well familiar with (as the majority of us) with the website development procedures and the website hosting platforms, which actually power the separate domains and online portals . Are you prepared to make your web hosting decision? Is there any hosting variant you can select? Sure there is, at present there are more than 200k website hosting firms in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98 percent of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brands worldwide will give you literally the same cPanel webspace hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed in a different way, with the very same price tags! WOW! That's how immense the assortment on the present site hosting market is... Full stop.
The web page hosting LOTTO we are all paricipating in
Simple arithmetic demonstrates that to select a non-cPanel based web hosting company is an immense stroke of luck. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...
The pluses and minuses of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be harsh with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was fashionable and probably covered all site hosting business prerequisites. To put it briefly, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have only one domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...
Disadvantage Number 1: A moronic domain folder structure
If you have two or more domain names, however, be ultra careful not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to erase on the server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. Check for yourself how great cPanel's domain folder configuration is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is situated)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)
Are you growing nonplussed? We categorically are!
Disadvantage Number 2: The same e-mail folder system
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domains... Making the same mistake twice?!? The admin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too badly.
Negative Sign Number 3: A thorough deficiency of domain name manipulation tools
Do we need to refer to the thorough lack of a contemporary domain management user interface - a location where you can: register/move/renew/park or administer domain names, change domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, edit/create name servers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not offer such a "modern" menu at all. That's a great problem. An inexcusable one, we want to point out...
Predicament Number 4: Many login locations (minimum two, maximum three)
How about the demand for an extra login to utilize the billing, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's aside from the cPanel login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based web hosting vendor. Now and then, based on the invoice transaction system (especially tailored for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting provider is making use of, the zealous users can wind up with 2 extra login places (1: the billing/domain management platform; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 login locations (including cPanel).
Shortcoming Number Five: More than one hundred and twenty web hosting Control Panel departments to learn... briskly
cPanel presents to your attention 120+ menus inside the CP. It's an excellent idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better learn them fast... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due veneration, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based hosting corporations:
As far as we know, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...